This is a photoset born from the vivid soundscapes of some of the year’s best albums.
Story by Brandon Pegram
Photos by Peter McCain
Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy
Rough, unrehearsed and embodying everything seemingly cool, “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2” is the second studio album by A$AP Mob. The group, led by rapper and producer A$AP Rocky, creates a dysfunctional and gritty project very reminiscent of the typical New York style they have employed, with hints of progression forward. To capture this essence, we mixed multiple color palettes not usually paired together and added large coats, beanies and other accessories essential for every cozy outfit.
What else can be said about SZA that hasn’t already been said? The New Jersey native produced one of the year’s best albums, with a special ode to women and their strength.
Between flowery vocals cascading over unorthodox beats, SZA pulls at the heartstrings of her listeners while also empowering them to get over their heartbreak and boss up. We recreated this album with flashes of pink, layered looks and a mix of tomboyish style. We also added a broken computer to complete the aesthetic.
Brockhampton, the first Internet boy band, dropped “Saturation II” this past August, a follow-up to the prequel of the same title. Brockhampton employs a 15-member crew with multiple vocalists, producers and creative/production managers.
“Saturation II” proves that this large ensemble is no joke, as they craft a beautiful album with multiple stylistic choices, which often clash but escape crashing and burning. With this set, we chose to mimic this clash by placing props and mixing differing tones of blue, reflecting a theme of the album’s artwork.
Special thanks to Imperial ATX for supplying the clothes for our amazing shoot. Follow them on Instagram here.